Salsa magic: an exploratory netnographic analysis of the salsa experience

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Abstract

This is a paper about the promise of salsa dancing as unfolding social drama. We argue that a turn to dance offers much potential to reinvigorate ways of theorizing consumer culture, necessitating we take seriously talk around such experiences. Based on a netnographic analysis, which is inspired by the informative work of Kozinets (1997, 1998, 2001). We reveal how dance is a reflexive form of knowledge enacted in and through our bodies, where the settled and fixed becomes disturbed. Dance then makes possible shared passions, exhilarations and desires lacking from people's everyday lives granting them a space for expression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-508
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Consumer Research
Volume36
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • salsa
  • netnographic analysis

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